2018 Formigli 99 carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike with custom geometry and flexible seatstays and chainstays

Like all of Formigli’s frames, the new 99 mountain bike is available in full custom geometry. And it’s full carbon fiber, just like their top road bikes, and all made 100% in house in Italy. They’re able to customize the bike by using tube-to-tube construction, which also gives them control over the torsional stiffness. But what really sets the 99 apart is the rear end…

2018 Formigli 99 carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike with custom geometry and flexible seatstays and chainstays

2018 Formigli 99 carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike with custom geometry and flexible seatstays and chainstays

2018 Formigli 99 carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike with custom geometry and flexible seatstays and chainstays

Renzo Formigli has taken some of the road bike designs to extremes. By making the seatstays flatter than ever and also flattening the chainstays, the bike is made to soak up trail chatter extremely well. The tubes are wide enough to keep it laterally stiff, so the tail won’t wag as you whip through the trees.

2018 Formigli 99 carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike with custom geometry and flexible seatstays and chainstays

The frame is made of high modulus carbon. The rear end is spec’d as a 142 thru axle, but being custom, you could probably talk them into figuring out Boost spacing (hopefully).

Four stock sizes and 14 paint schemes will be available, or go custom on any or all of that. Pricing upon request.

Formigli.com

28 COMMENTS

    • Formigli is notoriously expensive. If memory serves, their custom carbon road frames were upwards of $5k for a module.

    • for me, i do not think these bikes are custom Italian made ‘modules’ , or whatever tf that means. take a look at their other bikes, they all look like curdled cheese. not sure what the deal is with this company, but it all seems and looks shady. Chinese carbon anyone? unproven product trying to claim exclusivity by not being honest with customers over pricing?? I’m surprised bikerumor rumors this. y’all ever riden ones of this shtboxs?

  1. I just have a really hard time reconciling something as intricate and detail-oriented as engineering a carbon frame and putting together a supply chain to create a bike, and then releasing publicity photos of your bikes and not aligning the air valves on your wheels.

    But that’s just me…

  2. Italy is known for many great things–making appealing mountain bikes doesn’t seem to be one of them. I wonder if they also have a ‘custom’ time machine so I can go back a decade to when anything of this bike was relevant.

  3. At first glance, I seriously thought this article was going to be about the next Performance Bike house brand. The bike looks cheap and cheesy, not “price on request”.

  4. Slant them numbers a bit more y’all and you got u-self a genuin’ Carl Edwards special. I’m fixing to route me u one… It’ll run ya…

  5. Too bad. They’ve got the idea but the design is lacking. Clearly formigli is not an industrial designer. None of the angles or curves were designed as a cohesive whole. But, give them a break for not taking great product photos. Tip: anything less than a 50 mm lens will distort your wheels

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